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Old 02-08-2013, 06:46 PM   #1
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My 2012 Camaro 1LT

Purchased on May 25th, 2012.

2012 Camaro 1LT Coupe, Black with Black/Silver interior.

Mods:
1. MRT V2.0 (June 2012)
2. Injen CAI (June 2012)
3. Bumble Bee stripes (June 2012)
4. Ported TB (January 2012)
5. Blue interior and trunk lighting (January 2013)
6. Auxiliary 4 gauge cluster (February 2013)
7. Shifter handle (February 2013)
8. Solo HFC's (February 2013)
9. Elite Engineering Oil Catch Can (March 2013)
10. De-badged front fenders (June 2013)



1st mod MRT V2.0 exhaust one week after purchase:



2nd mod Injen CAI short ram chrome tube in June 2012:



3rd mod was the stripes end of June 2012:

Hood stripe:



Trunk stripes:



Mod #6 4 gauge cluster added February 2013:




DefenderWorx billet aluminum shifter handle:



The solo HFC's have been installed:



Elite Engineering Oil CC:



Elite Engineering Oil CC:







MRT V2.0 axle back exhaust and Solo high flow catalytic converters













For a cleaner look and for easier cleaning I removed the Camaro lettering from the front fenders:





This is what I have so far. I will edit or update as I add, but probably won't be too much more. Thanks for looking.

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Solo Performance HFC's
Oracle Int. lighting package, blue
DefenderWorx billet aluminum shifter
Elite Engineering Oil CC
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:43 PM   #2
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
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Dean,
I see you and I think alot alike.....I enjoy seeing some of the small things people do....

Nicely done...like the blue guages...

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Old 03-21-2013, 10:05 PM   #4
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Nice
Thanks. I like the pair in the sig, especially the one on the left.

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Dean,
I see you and I think alot alike.....I enjoy seeing some of the small things people do....

Nicely done...like the blue guages...

Kurt ABL99...

Thanks. The gauge really look nice but they are not exactly user friendly when it comes to the warning lights. They can only be seen at night which is not a good thing.

I love the color of both of your Camaro's. They didn't offer that for 2012 but would loved to have had that color. I took a quick peek through your build and wow you have gone to town on your car. Nice job, it looks awesome.

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Old 03-21-2013, 10:08 PM   #5
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great mods you have done and your Camaro looks awesome
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:04 PM   #6
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great mods you have done and your Camaro looks awesome
Thank You!

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Old 03-23-2013, 07:07 PM   #7
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Well I added the Elite Engineering Oil Catch Can. One of the simplest mods yet.

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Old 03-24-2013, 09:41 PM   #8
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nice job dean, clean and simple I like it!
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:01 PM   #9
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Posting a sound clip of the MRT V2.0 axle back exhaust and Solo HFC's.

This has been a long wait but here it is. MRT V2.0 axle back exhaust and Solo high flow catalytic converters. It was windy out so I backed it into garage to get a sound clip from the back, it consists of a low rev, medium rev and a higher rev(before you rip into me about revving up a cold engine it wasn't, I just got home from work and it sat for less the 2 minutes). The next part of the clip I have to apologize for the shaky camera as it was sitting on the dash and I was holding it with one hand trying to keep it from falling off the dash and the county road I was on is a little on the rough side. Okay with that said this part of the clip the windows are closed and it is an economy take off, just past the bump sign, and the big bump, when you hear it shift into OD I am cruising 60. The last part of the clip I have already turned the car around, the drivers window is down, it is a hard start with about 2/3 throttle. The chime you here is the speedo alarm set for 63 MPH. It was windy out, about 20 to 25 MPH from the passenger side.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...86v9hO2c#t=64s




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Old 04-03-2013, 08:08 PM   #10
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Very Nice. Sounds Gr8!
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:10 PM   #11
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Thanks for the compliment. The camera's only mono sound and it does not do it justice.

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Old 04-03-2013, 09:05 PM   #12
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Nice build, everything is looking really good!
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:31 PM   #13
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Nice build, everything is looking really good!

Thanks, appreciate the compliment. My build is humble in comparison to yours. Nice car you have there.

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Old 04-06-2013, 03:10 AM   #14
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nice build so far, i really like the blue in the 4 gauge cluster and tac.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:14 AM   #15
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Thanks. I also like the color it added to the gauges but on the tach and speedo I am thinking about pulling them back off. I thought my understanding was that they would be more transparent. During the daytime I can't tell if I have any warning lights on. So far that is the only add on that I should have saved my money.

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Old 05-19-2013, 11:09 AM   #16
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I have a stock v6, and I couldn't tell from the video how the MRT V2.0 differ from the stock? I hear a different tone a bit different, but is it louder?
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:35 PM   #17
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:02 PM   #18
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Looks great. Are you planning on a wheel/tire upgrade at some point?
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:48 PM   #19
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I have a stock v6, and I couldn't tell from the video how the MRT V2.0 differ from the stock? I hear a different tone a bit different, but is it louder?
The video clip does not do the sound justice. The MRT's are louder then stock for sure, I have also added Solo's high flow cats and that made it a little deeper tone and a lot more aggressive at wide open throttle.

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the stripes look good.
Thanks, even though I have only added a few mods this ones ranks right behind the V2.0 axle backs at the top of the list.

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Looks great. Are you planning on a wheel/tire upgrade at some point?
Thank you. No plans as of now. The thought has crossed my mind more then once but I like the wheels that are on it. It is my DD and need all seasons and it would have to be pretty much the same sizes or at least the same type of tire. I had the thought of pulling them off and having them painted black. I think I have kind of come to the end of spending for mods and just want to enjoy driving it daily.

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Old 05-20-2013, 09:11 PM   #20
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Thank you. No plans as of now. The thought has crossed my mind more then once but I like the wheels that are on it. It is my DD and need all seasons and it would have to be pretty much the same sizes or at least the same type of tire. I had the thought of pulling them off and having them painted black. I think I have kind of come to the end of spending for mods and just want to enjoy driving it daily.

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I hear ya there. I have been beating the internet to death to find a wheel that would be perfect for the 18" tires, but to me GM did such a great job on the car that I keep finding myself leaving it alone and just spending my money on smaller, more numerous 'undercover' mods, much like you have done.
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I'm thinking about this exact set-up for my 13 LFX. My 11 LLT had JBA axle-backs and an Injen long-tube CAI. This CAI/SoloHFCs/MRTv2 combo seems to be a winner. I'm also thinking about doing CAI/SoloHFCs/Solo cat-back. How bad is the in-cabin drone with your set-up?
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:54 PM   #22
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I'm thinking about this exact set-up for my 13 LFX. My 11 LLT had JBA axle-backs and an Injen long-tube CAI. This CAI/SoloHFCs/MRTv2 combo seems to be a winner. I'm also thinking about doing CAI/SoloHFCs/Solo cat-back. How bad is the in-cabin drone with your set-up?
Sound is definitely heard in the cabin but I expected it and I guess me I don't really call it drone, to me the word drone describes an annoying sound and this setup to me is far from annoying. Sound level isn't bad at all, example, windows shut the 2 FM stations I have to choose from volume at 12 and I can hear it fine but can still hear the exhaust slightly also. I had free XM a couple weeks ago and did notice I had to turn the volume up to 14. I love the V2's and would never give them up. The few mods I have added if I had to choose something to give up the HFC's and gauge face plates would be tied for first. But the V2's would definitely be last.

The CAI brand intake may be the best and more popular one out there but for looks I think the Injen short ram I have looks better and a lot cheaper also. I was looking at the long tube but mine is my DD and didn't want to worry about water getting into the system when it rains.

Thanks for looking and listening!

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Old 09-27-2013, 08:35 AM   #23
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very awesome.

I was thinking about doing V2s with the Solo HFCs, and you've convinced me this is the way to go.
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:58 PM   #24
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very awesome.

I was thinking about doing V2s with the Solo HFCs, and you've convinced me this is the way to go.
Thank You!

It is a very aggressive sound when you get on it. Other than the fact the HFC's are a little spendy they do add a nice sound to the system. Enjoy and let me know what you think when you get them installed.

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